Base Group

College Teaching and Cooperative Learning

Almost every significant breakthrough in the field of scientific endeavor was first a break with traditional thinking in old paradigm, for instance,

CATEGORIES
OLD PARADIGM
NEW PARADIGM 
Knowledge
Transferred From Faculty 
To Students
Jointly Constructed By Students And Faculty
Students
Passive Vessel To Be Filled By 
Faculty's Knowledge
Active Constructor, Discoverer, 
Transformer Of Own Knowledge
Faculty Purpose
Classify And Sort Students Develop Student's Competencies 
And Talents
Relationships
Impersonal Relationships Among Students And Between Faculty And Students Personal Transaction Among Students And Between Faculty And Students
Context
Compettitive/Individualistic Cooperative Learning In Classroom And Cooperative Teams Among Faculty
Assumption
Any Expert Can Teach Teaching is Complex And Requires Considerable Training

In order to structure a learning environment in college life, a social support group needs to be developed to foster more efficient and effective learning. A social support group needs to be established called a Base Group